We all remember what it was like being a tween right? I know I’m not the only one who felt gawky and awkward in this in between phase – not quite a teen yet but definitely not a kid anymore.
This is a notoriously rough age, and we all have “survival” stories of our own. But 24/7 social media, cyber bullying, and the rise of digital distortion (photoshop, filters & editing apps that change people’s features to mimic unrealistic standards of beauty) have made it especially tough for today’s tweens to thrive through this season of life.
Tweens are bombarded with images of how they ‘should’ look, what they ‘should’ wear and what they ‘should’ do to fit in. You know your child is beautiful, kind, and talented but this is why it can be hard to convince them they are perfect the way they are. So you struggle watching them live through the comparison game, feeling insecure and unseen.
While there is not one easy answer, I want to offer something I think might help a little. Incorporating my background in psychology, school counseling, and photography, I’m starting an empowering portrait project with the goal of helping tweens:
A be.Tween photoshoot includes:
be.Tween is NOT just about taking pretty pictures. This is a transformational journey for your child.
This is the role each part of the process will play:
I’m offering this experience because I’ve been there.
I was a majorly shy choir geek in middle school who didn’t feel like I fit in. It took me a long time and lots of work to actually feel confident in my own skin. Now that I’m on the other side of all of that, I want to help young people thrive through these notoriously bumpy years, helping them become more resilient and happy about who they are.
And, I’m MORE than just a photographer.
As a former middle and high school guidance counselor, I’ve spent my entire career working with tweens and teens in some capacity. I’ve learned how to connect with a wide range of personalities and work with all sorts of moods. Psychology still guides a lot of what I do and making a connection is at the heart of it all.
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